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Measuring Metabolic RatesA Manual for Scientists$
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John R. B. Lighton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.001.0001

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The Varieties of Gas Analyzers

The Varieties of Gas Analyzers

(p.147) 14 The Varieties of Gas Analyzers
Measuring Metabolic Rates

John R. B. Lighton

Oxford University Press

All analyzers have strengths and limitations that vary with the technology used, and directly affect their suitability for different types of metabolic rate measurement. This chapter discusses the chief technologies utilized in aerial gas analyzers, and their advantages, disadvantages, and operating characteristics. For oxygen analyzers, the single channel and differential heated zirconia cell, single channel and differential fuel cell, and paramagnetic types are described. For carbon dioxide analyzers, the single-wavelength and dual-wavelength non-dispersive infrared types are discussed. For water vapor analyzers, the chilled-mirror and capacitive types are considered.

Keywords:   oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapor, zirconia cell, fuel cell, differential, paramagnetic, non-dispersive infrared, chilled mirror

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